ClearDrive_two_vehicles_with_people0000 copy-1

Have you seen ITI's commercial fleet training?

» ClearDrive for Commercial Fleets

From the Blog

Improve Fuel Efficiency With Straight Truck Safety Training
Read More


Get the Highest Quality Training Content


From the Blog

Courses to Provide During Driver Orientation
Read More


Get the Highest Quality Training Content


From the Blog

The 'Don't Delay, Start Today' One-Year Training Plan
Read More

Safety on the road has enormous benefits for both the driver and the carrier. Rewarding this type of behavior with an incentive program is a win-win situation for both parties. Rewards do not need to be monetary.

We talk to dozens of training-focused fleet managers each week, and here are a few of the driver incentive ideas we've heard from them.

  • Company branded items such as jackets, hats, gloves, flashlights, etc are a way to reward your drivers. Especially comfort items for the road such as high-end pillows and blankets.
  • Ask your drivers what they'd enjoy! Once you get past the "trips to Hawaii" and "a new Mustang", you may find out that they'd enjoy something simple like a Starbucks or Cabela's card.
  • Make sure when developing a program, there must be a fair playing field. Determine and communicate all the parameters to your drivers. All criteria should be developed before instituting the program. We read once that behaviors should be measured (and rewarded) individually, and results should be measured as a group.
  • You might consider rewards for spouses. All too often, what a driver does or doesn’t do is defined by his/her family and spouse. How about some restaurant gift cards, movie tickets, or even weekend getaways?
  • Many companies have made incentives a competitive experience. You can build leader boards for those drivers that finish online truck driver training soonest, for example.
  • Even just tracking information on accidents or incidents vs. the training taken would be good for the drivers to know.
  • Gather a basket full of items a driver might like or need ( gift cards, coffee mugs, hats, gloves, etc.) and “raffle” it off to the driver who completed the most training in the year, quarter, etc.
  • Even keeping a record of online fleet driver training vs incidents or accidents and sharing who did what and how their incidents and accidents were reduced with the company
  • Sending out emails to the drivers with a report from your LMS about how many courses have been taken monthly, quarterly, etc. Sometimes the drivers just need to know how important it is to the company or safety department.
  • Sending out emails thanking individuals for completing their training for the month or quarter.
  • Sometimes just posting who has completed their training on a company board or blog or even email might get their competitive spirit fired up.
  • If a company already rewards drivers for not having accidents or incidents, you can tie the safety training into that bonus.
  • Make a game of it: Maybe ask a question that focuses on what the quarterly/monthly training is about and the one who gets the answer correct first receives a gift card, etc.

Better training in just a few clicks

Think you don't have time to implement steps like these? Sentix LMS makes it easy. With Sentix, you can assign, schedule and track training courses in just a few clicks. Head on over to our website to learn more.


















Subscribe To Our Blog

Posts by Topic

See All Topics
New call-to-action

You may also like:

Working from Home - Tips for Choosing a Remote Office Space

Due to COVID-19, an increasing number of people now work from home. For many of us, that means constantly switching betw...

Effective Crisis Communication - Framework and Examples

It can be hard to find the right words during a time of crisis. You want employees to take the situation seriously, whil...

The Secret to Driver Retention: It's Not About the Pay

  One of the big myths of driver retention is that a fleet needs to increase pay to better retain drivers. But the facts...